Alonza Westbrook "Buddy" Lucas (16 August 1914 – 18 March 1983), was an American jazz saxophonist and bandleader, who is possibly more famous for his session work on harmonica.
As a bandleader, he led bands such as Buddy Lucas & His Band of Tomorrow, the Gone All Stars, and Buddy Lucas & His Shouters, and he also went under the stage name of "Big" Buddy Lucas.
As a session musician, he recorded with Horace Silver, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Titus Turner The Rascals, Yusef Lateef, and Aretha Franklin, amongst others.
He was born in Rockville, Alabama, and died in Stamford, Connecticut, aged 68.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 16th, 1914 (Alabama), Died March 18th, 1983 (Connecticut)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1966
Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone saxophone
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||118364||12/29/1966||I put a spell on you||Screamin' Jay Hawkins||instrumentalist, baritone saxophone|
|Decca||118365||12/29/1966||Two can play this game||Screamin' Jay Hawkins||instrumentalist, baritone saxophone|
|Decca||118366||12/29/1966||Shattered||Screamin' Jay Hawkins||instrumentalist, baritone saxophone|
|Decca||118367||12/29/1966||You're an exception to the rule||Screamin' Jay Hawkins||instrumentalist, baritone saxophone|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lucas, Buddy," accessed February 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/328376.
Lucas, Buddy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/328376.
"Lucas, Buddy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 February 2021.
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